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Thousands of Medical EBooks

Robbins and Cotran, the Harriet Lane Handbook, Sabiston Textbook of Surgery, and thousands more are available online through the Dana Medical Library.

Go to the library website at Type the title of a book into the search bar in the header, select Library Catalog from the drop down menu, and click Find.


Find the book you want in the results list. If it says Online Access you can click on the title to read the book. If your list is too long, click on Online Resources at the top of the list so that you’re only looking at a list of ebooks.


You may also search by subject or author. Please let us know if you need any more information.

Print Journals on the Move


Beginning August 7th, over 1,300 linear feet of print journals has been packed up and transferred out of the Dana Medical Library. Why? You may ask.

The Dana Medical Library is, increasingly, home to electronic journals…thousands of them, in fact, and increasingly, students and researchers prefer the convenience and 24/7 access of ejournals over print.

What hasn’t changed, though, is the continuing desire and need for library space- individual, quiet study, collaborative group study, and classrooms – for a variety of teaching and learning activities.

To that end, the University Libraries recently licensed extensive collections of electronic “backfiles” of those titles that were not originally available in electronic form before the years dating approximately 1986-1995.

These purchases made it possible for the Library to transfer many hundreds of titles out of the library to remote storage areas, or to give them away to other libraries. Before they were earmarked for transfer, though, staff performed a careful examination to compare the print and electronic titles for the following elements:

  • All print content available in electronic format
  • All charts, illustrations and graphics legible
  • All supplements and added materials included
  • Format of content- PDF or HTML or both?
  • Editorial staff directories included
  • Advertisements and Announcements included

The electronic content was found to be acceptable in almost all backfiles evaluated. The only content that was regularly omitted was the last element- advertisements and announcements of upcoming meetings and conferences. Since that last information has a short “shelf life” of relevant interest, this seemed a reasonable trade-off to gain both physical space in the crowded library and provide additional electronic content to our users.

In the next few years Dana Medical Library will see many changes to its physical space to accommodate the diverse ways people in the health sciences learn, study and research. Making room for these changes by moving to an increasingly electronic environment is the first step in this exciting evolution of libraries.

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For more information on the Library’s journal shift, contact Jeanene Light at (802) 656-0521.

Getting Started at Dana Medical Library


Follow these helpful links to learn the ins and outs of the Dana Medical Library!

General Library Information
Want to know about us? Check here for hours, location, staff, contact info, and more

Provides access to the libraries’ collections at UVM

Journals – E-Journals and Print
Searchable list of biomedical journals

• MEDLINE (via PubMed or Ovid): references to health sciences journals
• CINAHL: references to articles in nursing and allied health
• ClinicalKey: medical and surgical resources
• Cochrane Library: evidence-based healthcare databases
• DynaMed: evidence-based point of care resource
• PsycINFO: references to psychology and psychiatry articles and books
• UpToDate: authoritative point of care resource
• Web of Science: cited references to journal articles

Off-campus Access
Resources are accessible through EZProxy by signing in with your UVM NetID and password

Training & Consulting
Find help in the form of online tutorials and workshops offered by Dana librarians
Subject Research Guides
Various subject guides that offer quick access to the Library’s resources for researchers, clinicians, faculty, students, and staff.

Ask a Librarian – Reference and Research Assistance
Get help from a librarian via email, chat, phone, or in person

Document Delivery/Interlibrary Loan (ILL)
Services that can help you if you need to request articles, books, or items not available at UVM

Stay current on Library services, resources, events, classes, exhibits, and much more

For more information, Contact Nancy Bianchi at 656-4371

2015 Funding to Publication Series


Dana Medical Library’s Funding to Publication series will start in mid-September and run for 5 weeks. For this year’s series, we’ve updated some classic workshops and added a new one on using REDCap to capture and manage your research data. This year’s topics include:

  • September 15-16 – PubMed: Advanced TechniquesDiscover expert search techniques to refine and focus your literature searches. Learn to set up auto-alerts, save searches, and create online bibliographies.

    Instructor: Frances Delwiche

  • September 22-23 – Reference Management: Introduction to EndNoteLearn to create an EndNote library, download and organize records from online databases, add full text, and insert citations directly into a Microsoft Word document. Designed for new EndNote users.

    Instructor: Gary Atwood

  • September 29-30 – Data Management: An Overview of REDCapREDCap is a secure web application for building and managing online surveys and databases. REDCap provides automated export procedures for seamless data downloads to Excel and common statistical packages (SPSS, SAS, Stata, R), as well as a built-in project calendar, a scheduling module, ad hoc reporting tools, and advanced features, such as branching logic, file uploading, and calculated fields. This workshop will provide a brief overview and demonstration of REDCap’s most used features.

    Instructor: Diantha Howard

  • October 6-7 – Publishing: Find the Right JournalLearn how to find and evaluate journals for publishing your research. At the end of this workshop attendees will be able to identify journals that reach the appropriate audience, find and use indicators of journal quality and assess characteristics of journal discoverability and access. Bring your research topic!

    Instructor: Donna O’Malley

  • October 13-14 – Funding: Tools and Tips for the Search ProcessLearn how to find and evaluate journals for publishing your research. Attendees should bring a research topic of interest to the workshop.

    Instructor: Hilda Alajajian

Location – Dana Medical Library Classroom

Time – Noon to 1:00pm

To register – Registration is required for all workshops. Please fill out the registration form located at

Questions? Please contact Gary Atwood at or (802) 656-4488.


Come Celebrate 10 Years with the Dana Medical Library!

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This July Dana Medical Library celebrates 10 years in the Larner Medical Education Center. You are invited to join us in commemorating the “new” 10 year old library by looking back at the history of the library and looking forward at the changes that are still to come.
The library will be holding a reception on July 30th from 3 to 5 pm in the library’s main hall. Come have some cake, watch a slide show of pictures, new and old, meet the faculty and staff, and predict what the future holds for the library!
For more information, contact Kate Bright at or 656-0695.

UpToDate Anywhere Access Period Extended to 90 Days


Starting July 1, UpToDate Anywhere users will have 90 days of uninterrupted remote or mobile app access.

In response to user feedback, UpToDate has extended the number of days users have before being prompted to sign in to the database, from 30 to 90 days.

In order to maintain access, verify your UVM or UVM Medical Center affiliation every 90 days by signing with your UpToDate username and password from a browser on the UVM or the University of Vermont Medical Center network. Find detailed instructions on maintaining access to UpToDate Anywhere here.

Find more mobile apps available from Dana Medical Library here:

Questions? Contact Alice Stokes at 656-4386.

Summer Reading books in Medicine and Science still available!


As summer draws to a close, don’t forget about these engaging medicine and science-based books. Though Dana Medical Library’s summer reading display has come down, many of these books will still be available in the main hall. For the month of September, you will find them, along with our summer reading booklist, on the cart around the corner from the display. And even when the cart disappears, remember that the books do not! They are still available to be checked out either at Dana or Bailey/Howe. Just simply refer to the booklist for suggestions.

Here are some highlights: Oliver Sacks’ newest book, On the Move, Sylvia Plath’s The Bell Jar, Susannah Cahalan’s Brain on Fire, and Abraham Verghese’ Cutting for Stone.




For additional book suggestions, see our complete list of Summer Reading.

To request a book, contact Circulation at 656-2200, or, for more information on the exhibit, contact Reference & Education Librarian, Nancy Bianchi at or 656-4371.

New Database: ProQuest Health Management


Have you been trying to locate information related to health care management and coming up empty? Try ProQuest Health Management!

ProQuest Health Management is designed to meet the needs of researchers studying the field of health administration. This healthcare management content provides relevant information on a wide range of topics, including:

  • Hospitals
  • Insurance
  • Law
  • Statistics
  • Business management
  • Personnel management
  • Ethics
  • Health economics
  • Public health administration.

With coverage of more than 840 key journals, and more than 4,500 doctoral dissertations and theses, ProQuest Health Management provides users with the highest quality content, much of which is not available elsewhere.

Jeanene Light, Collection Management Librarian

Dana Medical Library Expands Access to Electronic Journals


The Dana Medical Library has recently expanded electronic collections to include hundreds of older journal titles. Titles with electronic content (often dating back to the first volume published) now include:

  • JAMA
  • New England Journal of Medicine
  • American Chemical Society Journals
  • Nature.

Many more titles come from the following publishers and platforms:

  • Psychiatry Legacy Collection Wiley
  • Sage
  • Elsevier Science Direct
  • Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins (including a large number of nursing and health sciences journals).

Access to titles in these collections is now typically available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. It is no longer necessary to come to the library to borrow or photocopy older journal articles from these publishers, making it more convenient for researchers, clinicians, and students.
Journals can be found by searching the online catalog, or by searching for “Journals” on the Dana website under “Find.”

Not only does this provide easier patron access to collections, it also permits Dana Medical Library to plan thoughtfully for the best future use of space within the library. Group and individual study spaces, classrooms, and other learning commons services are in high demand; transferring collection space to user space is one way to achieve these goals.

Jeanene Light, Collection Management Librarian

Historic Instrument Collection Now Viewable Online


Dana Medical Library received a contract to create digitized images of a portion of its historical Medical Instrument Collection. This collection includes 19th and 20th century medical kits and instruments that were used in rural Vermont. Images were created for 223 individual instruments and 36 kits. The collection is now available in ScholarWorks @ UVM, joining the College of Medicine Yearbook and Catalog collections. For further information contact Donna O’Malley, MLS, PI at